pulitzer prize finalist

Cote is going to be starring in a play in Williamstown, MA for the Williamstown Theatre Festival.



by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Rebecca Taichman


Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht leads the cast in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane, an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia (Hecht) — not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde — has been cleaning her home every day. Though never close, suddenly the sisters find themselves enmeshed in each other’s lives and in Matilde’s great passion for Portuguese jokes. Rebecca Taichman directs this expressive and lyrical comedy about learning to live with life’s mess.

majeswhisper  asked:

Well, since you are taking requests for fics: I have this idea on my mind about Iris winning her first Pulitzer ❤ Barry, Joe, Cisco and Linda (w. Wally?) could be there to celebrate with her and everything is hugs and happiness <33 a little Westallen fluff would be cute too 😊

“Were you ever going to tell me?”

Iris looked up from her computer screen. “Tell you what?” she said, bringing the end of the pen she was using for notes up to her mouth. Linda rolled her eyes and sighed something suspiciously close to the word seriously, thrusting a piece a paper at her. Iris took it, read it, and then read it again, her heart pounding in her chest.

Finalists, Investigative reporting
Lois Lane, of The Daily Planet
Clark Kent, of The Daily Planet
Charlotte Rivers, of Gotham City News
Iris West, of Central City Picture News

“You were the only one fully nominated, Iris,” Linda said. “Along with, like, Lois freaking Lane and Clark Kent and oh my god. You were the only CCPN nom in any category and you didn’t even tell me you entered.”

Iris just kept running her eyes over her own name. There she was, in a category with some of the biggest names in journalism. Her name. Her piece. Her story. “I didn’t think anything would come of it,” she said, not once taking her eyes off the list on nominees. “Mercer told me a few months ago that she put my story forward but I honestly didn’t think that it would ever get this far.”

Her heart was pounding so loudly in her chest, Iris could barely hear the background noise of CCPN. She wondered if someone could pass out from shock, if they could have a delayed reaction and just collapse on the floor. Probably. Oh god. She might pass out. She might throw up.

She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Along with Lois freaking Lane. Linda waved a hand between Iris’s face and the piece of paper, and she finally looked up, still stunned.

Linda grinned and shook her head. “Well, you did it. You did it! Congratulations, my lovely, lovely, perfect reporter friend!” Linda grabbed Iris’s arm and pulled her upward, circling her arms around Iris’s back.

Iris laughed, and laid her forehead on Linda’s shoulder. “I can’t believe it. I can’t even believe that my story even got this far, it’s just…”

“We need to celebrate!” Linda said. “We do. I’ll grab Tess and some others and we’ll go out as a paper and then tonight, me and you and Barry and your dad and Wally and even, like, Cisco and Caitlin, we’ll go out. We’ll go out and have the most epic toast in history, yeah?”

She pulled away from Linda’s embrace so fast she was nearly convinced it would give her whiplash. “No. I mean, yes to the paper but no to everyone else.”

“Oh come on, Iris. You’re nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Your first ever Pulitzer Prize, I might add. We need to celebrate.”

She groaned. “But my dad will be so pissed I didn’t tell him my story was entered, and you know things have been strained between me and Barry lately. I don’t want him to feel obligated to come out.”

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**Denotes Pulitzer Prize Finalist

***Denotes Pulitzer Prize Winner

thedevilsingssondheim-deactivat  asked:

Your recommendations of female playwrights got me thinking about composers/musical theatre writers and finding the same predicament in that area too. A lot of the commercially known musicals are composed by either a male writer, or a male/female team. Even with the musicals viewed as "girly". So my question is, do you have recommendations of female composers/shows? - Or whatever other thoughts this discussion leads to.

So I was thinking a lot about this for the past week that this has been sitting in my ask box. I am going to divide this up in four categories so that I can have the most women on this list: composers, lyricists, the dual composer/lyricist, and librettist with the same format as before. 

Composers: Outside from writing their own, these four composers have been important musical directors, doing many of the orchestrations for lots of Broadway musicals including Parade, Titanic, and Avenue Q to name a few. They are also all American composers. 

  1. Jeanine Teasori: Most recently a Pulitzer Prize finalist with her musical Fun Home, based on Bechdel’s graphic memoir. Her show Violet is currently having a Broadway revival starring Sutton Foster. Other musicals include Thoroughly Modern Millie and Shrek: the Musical
  2. Zina GoldrichMost famous for writing the music for “Alto’s Lament” and “Taylor the Latte Boy”, her musical Junie B. Jones won the Lucille Lortel Award in 2005. She is currently writing an adaption of Ever After (based on the Cinderella story with Drew Barrymore) with her lyricist partner, Marcy Heisler. 
  3. Jill SantorielloShe was responsible for the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, which got an Outer Circle Award nomination in 2009. She is currently working on a musical adaptation of Eleanor H. Porter’s novel, Pollyanna. 

Lyricists: American lyricists. 

  1. Betty ComdenHalf of the Comden & Green musical duo, her first musical was On the Town, which opened on Broadway in 1944 and was later made into a movie. She also wrote the lyrics for Singin’ in the Rain, with Green writing the music. It is their most important collaboration during their five decade artistic relationship. 
  2. Marcy HeislerA writing duo with Zina Goldrich since 1993, her musical Junie B. Jones won the Lucille Lortel Award in 2005. She is currently writing an adaptation of Ever After with Goldrich. 
  3. Carolyn Leigh: Most known for her collaboration with Cy Coleman on the songs “Witchcraft” and “The Best is Yet to Come”, she was inducted in to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 1985. Her Broadway credits include lyrics for Peter Pan, How Now, Dow Jones, and Smile

Composer/Lyricists: American composer/lyricists.

  1. Georgia Stitt: Wrote The Water, for which received the 2008 ANMT “Search for New Voices in American Music Theatre”. Most famous for being the on-camera vocal coach for the NBC reality show, Grease: You’re the One That I Want, which Laura Osnes won. She is currently married to Tony Award winning composer, Jason Robert Brown. 
  2. Dolly PartonShe adapted her feature film, Nine to Five, for the Broadway stage into a musical, for which she wrote both music and lyrics. She got nominated for a Tony for best score for 9 to 5 in 2009. 
  3. Elizabeth SwadosHer musical, Runaways, which deals with why people run away from life, starting as a social project, ended up on Broadway and nominated for a Tony Award for best Musical in 1978. 

LibrettistsAmerican librettists. 

  1. Dorothy FieldsAlthough she wrote partial lyrics for movie musicals, on Broadway she is most famous for writing the book for Annie, Get Your Gun and Sweet Charity.
  2. Kait Kerrigan: In 2009, she won Edward Kleban Award as the most promising musical book writer in America, later writing the book and lyrics for The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown in 2010 with Brian Lowdermilk. 

If you know anymore, please reblog and add or tell me in my ask box

“I heard one guy screaming, daring the Border Patrol to come find him. / Stupid things like that. / He was desperate. / He started singing. / We were drinking urine. / We were ripping open cactus. / Some of the boys were saying you could cut the thirst with a cactcus. / The majority of them died that day. / I was going to die this morning”

- Nahum Landa’s testimony as read in The Devil’s Highway.